Comprehensive sex education programmes are important to stop the spread of HIV among young people, a Programme Director for the Uganda Network of Young Positives has said.
West African countries are being encouraged to transform their economies to prevent young people from abandoning their homelands for a better life abroad.
Young African people are voicing their hopes and fears for the future, meeting UN leaders face to face this week inside a new interactive "Peoples Hub".
Although the nuclear energy sector is growing, the number of women working in it remains low, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Celebrities, activists and students are at UN Headquarters on Monday to reaffirm their commitment to creating a better world.
Young people around the world are being encouraged to channel what's been called their "amazing energy" into UN efforts to eradicate poverty and create a sustainable future for all.